Back in Black
|Rayon turtleneck- $14.99 @ The Gap|
Tuck the turtleneck into a brightly-colored high waist skirt. This camouflages excess baby/holiday weight and when paired with opaque black tights, hides all the bruises from sleep-deprived knee banging (maybe that's just me...). Try one of the two below; I bought the accordion-pleat fuchsia one from H&M for the holidays and LOVE IT, but it runs very small :
|H&M Chiffon Pleated Skirt- $12.95 @ H&M (Image borrowed from closetconfections.com)|
|Silk Peplum Skirt- $13 @ peppermintmark.com|
I love metallics, and what could be better than mixing it with brocade? (BTW- brocade is usually a heavier fabric and is great for winter). Tone this dress down (and warm up) by putting your black turtleneck underneath.
|The Luxe Dress- $48 @ Francesca's Collections|
To avoid the waiter look, make sure you do black on top and white on the bottom. I have a gorgeous pair of winter white wool pants from Ann Taylor- beautiful in the winter. Ann Taylor's Signature Fit sits just below your natural waist (until I started to sew clothing, I never realized that your natural waist is the smallest part...not your hip bones!) and come in white. Pair with a statement necklace (for inspiration, think Christine Baranski who plays Diane on The Good Wife- chunky yet elegant). My favorite statement necklace is below- a twist on the good ol' silver chain.
|Signature Twill Wide Leg Trousers- $98 @ Ann Taylor; 50% your entire purchase NOW for a limited time|
|Oval Status Link Necklace- $59.90 @ Express; buy 1 get 1 50% off jewelry|